The Idol Star Athletics Championship is one of the most highly anticipated annual events in K-Pop, pitting the hottest stars against each other in everything from archery to wrestling. While the competition is more about fun than athletic prowess, some idols are so talented at their respective sports that fans can’t stop watching them on repeat. Let’s take a look at the top 10 boy group ISAC moments with the most views on YouTube.
10. MONSTA X & GOT7 – 3.05 million views
In 10th place with 3.05 million views is the head-to-head archery round between MONSTA X and GOT7 at the 2016 Idol Star Athletics Championship.
Both teams did amazingly, but the most impressive scores came from MONSTA X’s Minhyuk. As soon as he stepped up to the plate, he managed to score a staggering three 10-point bullseyes in a row.
9. SEVENTEEN – 3.23 million views
In 9th place with 3.23 million views is SEVENTEEN‘s aerobics dance at the 2017 Idol Star Athletics Championship.
SEVENTEEN is known as one of the best dance groups in K-Pop, so it’s no surprise their “Transformer” performance was awesome. DK only joined the group’s performance unit here—Hoshi, Jun, The8, and Dino—because he lost a game of rock-paper-scissors, but you’d never be able to tell.
8. Various Boy Groups – 3.26 million views
In 8th place with 3.26 million views is the 2015 Idol Star Athletics Championship men’s basketball tournament.
BTS‘s Suga managed to score two baskets—appropriate considering his stage name comes from the first syllables of “shooting guard”, the basketball position he played in school.
7. Jackson (GOT7) & Sungjae (BtoB) – 4.15 million views
In 7th place with 4.15 million views is the head-to-head archery round between GOT7’s Jackson and BtoB‘s Sungjae at the 2016 Idol Star Athletics Championship.
With Sungjae dressed in a traditional outfit and Jackson staying completely serious while scoring a complete miss, viewers were enamored with their silly personalities during this tense event.
6. Various Boy Groups – 8.74 million views
In 6th place with 8.74 million views is another clip from the 2015 Idol Star Athletics Championship men’s basketball tournament.
This time, several idols score points in the match. But truthfully, one of the biggest highlights was CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa hilariously missing his shot.
5. BTS, EXO & SEVENTEEN – 9.08 million views
In 5th place with 9.08 million views is the archery match between BTS, EXO, and SEVENTEEN at the 2017 Idol Star Athletics Championship.
The most awe-inspiring archery skill came from SEVENTEEN’s Vernon and Jun as well as EXO’s Suho, all of whom scored incredible 10-pointers. Of course, BTS’s V‘s 0-point shot was just as cute.
4. BTS, SEVENTEEN, B1A4 & TEENTOP – 10.23 million views
In 4th place with 10.23 million views is the 400m relay race between BTS, SEVENTEEN, B1A4, and TEENTOP at the 2015 Idol Star Athletics Championship. This clip is also uploaded on two more channels with view counts of 6 and 7 million views respectively.
This clip is particularly popular with ARMYs because no one expected BTS to win the race. B1A4 led the ranking for most of the relay, but BTS’s Jungkook overtook at the last minute, winning with a lead of almost 1 second.
3. VIXX & BTS – 10.80 million views
In 3rd place with 10.80 million views is the wrestling match between BTS and VIXX at the 2016 Idol Star Athletics Championship.
Jungkook used his taekwondo expertise to win the first round, but VIXX soon made a comeback with Leo and Ken showing great strength and technique.
2. BTS & BtoB – 21.83 million views
In 2nd place with 21.83 million views is the wrestling match between BTS and BtoB at the 2016 Idol Star Athletics Championship.
This time, BtoB started off with the strong lead. After a tense battle, Minhyuk took down BTS’s Jin. Then, BTS’s V and Jungkook stole back the lead.
1. BTS, BtoB, B.A.P & VIXX – 22.70 million views
And in 1st place is the 2016 Idol Star Athletics Championship relay race between BTS, BtoB, B.A.P, and VIXX.
Every group gave it their all, but BTS kept a strong lead throughout the whole race, finishing in 1st place by a whopping 2.5 seconds.